The Nation Newspaper Today, Sunday 18th November 2018

The Nation Newspaper Today, Sunday 18th November 2018

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FG to raise funds from capital market to fund universities
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
As 371 bag PhD at UI Striking university lecturers and other stakeholders in education sector were told a bitter truth yesterday: Federal government does not have the financial ability to plug funding shortfall in Nigerian universities.President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the revelation at the convocation of the University of Ibadan which coincided with the institutions 70th anniversary, said the federal government will therefore raise funds from the capital market to fund universities.Buhari, wh
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I did not collect salary for eight years as governor, says Aregbesola
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The outgoing Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday said that he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration.Speaking during an interactive programme tagged Ogbeni Till Day Break, the governor who is handing over to his successor Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on November 27, said since it was the state that was feeding him, fuelling his cars and provided him with accommodation, there was no need for him to be paid.Aregbesola also said that he did not have b
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11 killed as boat capsizes in Ogun
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
No fewer than eleven people are said to have died in a river when a boat carrying 29 passengers capsized on Tafa River, Maun 2 in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State. The boat emptied the passengers into the water.The boat was ferrying passengers and goods from Badagry in Lagos to Maun in Ipokia when the engine suddenly malfunctioned mid-way on the river, with the passengers crying for help before it went down.A source said the passengers, majority of them traders, were taking their goods
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Boko Haram set to deploy drones US Intelligence
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Nigeria Air Force ramps up technology driven warfare with specialised institute in KadunaMilitary: we are with other countries in tracking them and deploying countermeasures alreadyFaced with increasing loss of personnel and strongholds, ISIS and operatives from its affiliates, including Boko Haram, are nearing advanced stages in turning civilian drones into deadly weapons of warfare, expert intelligence and counter-terrorism evaluations from the United States have warned.A global alert from the
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IBUKUN AWOSIKA: I still kneel for my husband
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Ibukun Awosika is the first female Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited. She is also the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group and the chairperson and promoter of After School Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), a social enterprise set up to address employability and enterprise development among young Nigerians, among others. Adetutu Audu met her at one of her mentorship programmes, where she shared her success story and why she is passionate about the youths. Looking back at those days i
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Cross River APC chairman killed in car crash
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The Cross River State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Mathew Achigbe, was killed in an autocrash along Afikpo Road in Ebonyi State, The Nation gathered yesterday.Even though details of the incident could not be immediately ascertained, it was learnt a couple of other people died in the crash with him.He was travelling to his hometown in Obubra Local Government Area for a meeting when the accident occurred, it was learnt.Official sources were yet to comment on the incident as
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IBUKUN AWOSIKA: I still kneel for my husband
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Ibukun Awosika is the first female Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited. She is also the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group and the chairperson and promoter of After School Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), a social enterprise set up to address employability and enterprise development among young Nigerians, among others. Adetutu Audu met her at one of her mentorship programmes, where she shared her success story and why she is passionate about the youths. Looking back at those days i
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On the post-colonial condition (Further clarifications and elaborations)
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The intellectual politics of correctly naming an object or a phenomenon is often as critical and decisive as properly identifying the said object. Take for example, the current debate about restructuring in Nigeria. One would have thought that the elementary meaning of the word as changing or remodelling a particular structure would be so obvious even to a primary school pupil.But the intellectual politics of correctly naming and properly identifying a phenomenon has taken over with adamant and
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Demonisation of restructuring
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
BEFORE long, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will move closer to each other in their understanding of and positions on the controversial issue of restructuring. In their public service careers, they did not start out from the same position on the spectrum, for the president was contemptuous of the topic, and the vice president was somewhat more accommodating. Both are now eagerly approaching the equivocatory median that pleases no one, and in no time, given their rate
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Lagos set for Asa festival 2018
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Organisers have described this years edition of annual Asa Festival tagged Asa-Ere Osupa 2018, as one that will project the dynamic culture and hospitality of the people of Lagos State in general and Ikorodu division in particular, and linger in the memory of residents and visitors, for a long time to come. The event is one of the Lagos State government approved annual cultural events.Speaking at a press conference to update the public about the event scheduled to take place on Saturdaay Decembe
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Canadian Governor-General lauds NASRDA
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
the Canadian Governor-General, Ms. Julie Payette has praised the Nigeria Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA) for sustaining Nigerias space programme.According to her, technology should be used to break new grounds. Turning to the students and NASRDA three Space ambassadors earlier introduced by the Minister of Science & Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, she challenged them to study and work hard so they can play major roles in space in the future. The Space Ambassadors were selected thro
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Key leader of Leahs abductors killed, says military
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Military yesterday claimed that it has killed one of the leaders of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the Boko Haram factional group believed to have abducted Leah Sharibu.A statement from the Nigerian Army (NA) said that the ISWAP media chief, Ahmad Sale, was neutralised in an operation by own troops in conjunction with personnel of the Nigerian Air Force.According to it, Reports available reveal that one Sale Ahmad Sale a. k. a. Baban Hassan, the leader of Al-Barnawi
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Bayelsa vigilante service apprehends killers of NDU student
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Govt says killers will not go unpunished The Bayelsa State Government has confirmed the arrest of two suspected killers of Miss Seiyefa Fred, who was gunned down by suspected cultists on robbery mission in Yenagoa on November 8.The Special Adviser to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Security, Mr. Boss Spero-Jack, said that the two suspects who are linked to the murder of Seiyefa, a one hundred level student of Mathematics in the Niger Delta University (NDU) were apprehended by the Bayelsa State
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2019: Issues that will shape presidential campaigns
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
As the 2019 Presidential Campaign kicks off today, Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu and Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan, report on the major issues that will top campaign promotions of the two leading candidates and the expectations of Nigerians AS the campaigns for the 2019 Presidential Election formally kicks off today, Nigerians are eager to know the issues the leading candidates and parties would present to electorates for consideration.Also, Nigerians, who spoke to The Nation yesterday, exp
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Lessons from Osun gubernatorial election
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Relying on the massive infrastructure development it had recorded in terms of roads, urban renewal and mega schools, and considering that the incumbent Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, is a grassroots mobiliser, it was expected that his party, the All Progressives Congress, should have an easy outing during the recently concluded gubernatorial election in Osun State notwithstanding the aggrieved defectors from the party on account of the outcome of the direct primary considered free and fair.In
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Akeredolu should stay out of Ondo Assembly crisis Majority Leader
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Otunba Friday Olumide Araoyinbo is the Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly. He hails from Irun Akoko and represents Akoko Northwest Constituency II in the assembly. The politician, who fled the state during the week with 17 of his colleagues following alleged attempt on their lives over the impeachment of the former Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, says it is true that the lives of the lawmakers that supported the impeachment of erstwhile Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun,
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Gombe: Untold secrets of Dankwambos governance
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Government, world over, is a subject of accountability. When a government makes proper accountability a legacy with a view to ensuring that the people get value for the resources spent while in office, it becomes a foundation for subsequent administrations to succeed. In governance, it is often very inviolable to always bequeath a benchmark that will provide a soft landing for the next administration to heave a sigh of relief in terms of kick-starting the day-to-day business of providing the div
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Atiku to kick-start campaign on Monday with Peoples Policy Launch
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is to kick-start his campaign for 2019 general election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.A statement issued byAtiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, on Saturday in Abuja, said that Abubakar would use the address tolaunch his policy document.In his address, the PDP presidential candidate will present his vision for Nigeria and his action plan to achieve it as encapsulated in his policy
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APC to roll out campaign plans in one week
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
As the ban on Campaign is officially lifted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will roll out its campaign plans within the next one week.But President Buharis support groups such as the Buhari Media Organisation is set to kick off the campaign with what they called the Buhari Connect meant to showcase the achievements of the President in the last three and half years.National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-On
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EDDIE UGBOMAH: WHY VETERAN FILMMAKER IS SEEKING N50M
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Says: I dont want to beg to foot hospital billCall him one of the doyens of Nigerian films and you wont be wrong. But currently, illness has made Eddie Ugbomah cry out not for pity or pittance from Nigerians but for his works to be patronised, writes JOE AGBRO JR.Then news of the ill-health of one of the pioneers of music and movie productions in Nigeria, Eddie Ugbomah, floated around in September, many must have taken it with a pinch of salt.But the notable entertainer has come out to say he i
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Boomplay, UMG signs distribution partnership deal
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
To provide pan-African talents opportunities to reach international audience the Universal Music Group and Boomplay have announced the signing of a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa.Both parties came to terms of the multi-year agreement, Boomplay will distribute music from UMGs world-renowned labels through its streaming and download platform in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.Users will now have access to UMGs extensive catalogue of
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Uyo stands still for gospel sensation Freke Umoh
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Gospel singer Freke Umoh has held the fourth edition of his annual music festival for Uyo, the NOW Concert, tagged #UyoNOW Concert.The annual event which began in 2015 and has held every November is the singers gift of a nationwide music festival to his native Akwa Ibom State.This project has consistently attracted an increasing number of participants with each edition and although we had to move the concert from the usual weekend Sunday evening to a week-day evening, said a media release by the
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US Consulate, AFRIFF host Nigerian premiere of Spike Lees BlackkKlansman
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The United States Consulate General Lagos in collaboration with the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) hosted the Nigerian premire of Spike Lees film BlacKkKlansman.The movie stars John David Washington, son of Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, and Adam Driver.The movie chronicles the true story of an African-American police detective named Ron Stallworth, who, in 1978, launched an investigation into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in Colorado Springs.Guests at the pre
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Why Nigeria economy remains stagnant Ekpo
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The nations economy remains largely underdeveloped despite enormous human and material resources due to faulty policies and programmes that have proved ineffective to correct the anomaly since independence.According to Professor Akpan Ekpo, various policies, programmes and strategies meant to address economic development in the country have not yielded the desired result due to faulty design and implementation.Ekpo, a professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director General, West African In
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I got financial breakthrough offering fumigation services
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Tolu Caleb, a graduate of Economics is the Managing Director of Rotimax Integrated Services Limited, who was forced out by circumstances to venture into pest control and fumigation services has a riveting story to tell. He was in paid employment for some years until the first global financial meltdown of 2008, which had rippled negative effects on businesses including Nigeria, rendered him jobless. With the prospect of getting another job uncertain, he decided to set up shop as a pest control co
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Caritas Communications hosts roundtable
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Caritas Communications, a leading reputation solutions and strategic communications company, in partnership with the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, (NIPR), is set to host the maiden edition of the Caritas Reputation Leadership Roundtable Summit 2018. The summit, which has the theme, Ethics, Reputation & Technology in a VUCA Economy, will attract top executives, business and thought leaders from various sectors of the economy.The keynote address will be delivered by the Vice Presiden
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Scrap dealers union, executives at loggerheads over tenure
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
All is not well with the National Association of Scrap and Waste Dealers Employers of Nigeria (NASWDEN) as the rest of the union is at daggers drawn with the Comrade Egaji John-led executive.At issue is what the members describe as the sit-tight tendencies of the current executives under John, who they accused of perpetuating himself in office, highhandedness, anti-welfarism to mention just a few.Addressing newsmen at the weekend, the Secretary General of the union, Comrade Steven Johanna after
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Chivita Ice Tea rebranded
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
CHI Ice Tea, one of the fastest growing brands from Chi Limited, is now Chivita Ice Tea. As part of the rebrand seen as a strategic move to integrate with the masterbrand Chivita, Chivita Ice Tea now comes in a new product pack that is more aspirational, modern and trendy, with the promise of the same refreshing goodness. With an exciting logo that reflects its new positioning under the Chivita masterbrand, the products innovative back of pack prominently features its health benefits, product qu
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Nokia 7.1 comes to Nigeria
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the Nokia 7.1, the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which will take your viewing experience to the next level due to its high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content.The Nokia 7.1s stunning HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous design and offers an advanced imaging experience powered by a dual rear depth sensing camera with 2PD and ZEISS Optics to ensure you n
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Expert tasks firms, individuals on safety at workplace
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
The former military administrator of Ondo state, Rear Admiral Abiodun Olukoya (rtd), has called on corporate organisations and individuals on safety awareness in their workplaces.Olukoya who stated this at the fourth annual 9jaSAFE Dinner and Awards noted that achieving a safe workplace and nation will remain elusive except all and sundry accept personal responsibility in the task of safety.He observed that unalloyed commitment of stakeholders, especially Nigerian leaders is the only way to meet
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Setting up sanitary ware production
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
All over the world, sanitary wares are made from variety of materials each of them having certain advantages over the others, though sanitary wares made from ceramic has numerous advantages over ones made of other materials.Sanitary wares are used for hygiene purposes, the product ranges from washbasins, closets, urinals, sinks, baths to hoppers. It resistance to weathering, chemical erosion, mechanical strength and resistance to abrasion. Its use in sanitation has preference over other material
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Beauty firm revolutionises industry with Topicrem
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Nigerian population today is about 180 million and that is why importers and traders see it as a ready market for almost every product.Whats more, Nigerians are known for their high sense of fashion and generally looking good. This must have given rise to the influx of wears and skin care products in the market. The market is littered with all kinds of skin care products both the good and inferior products.However, how can consumers different between a professional good skin care product and the
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Financial windows for agro business, SMEs
Sun, 18 Nov 2018
One of the major challenges plaguing Micro, Small and Medium Scale enterprises (MSMEs) globally is access to cheap funds. But the irony however is that this hardly comes cheap. In Nigeria, it remains the second most critical challenge the MSMEs face besides electricity. Research firms like the Enhancing Access to Finance, (EFInA) and investment houses like Afrinvest have agreed that lack of access to finance was scuttling successes of MSMEs in Nigeria.Most Nigerian MSMEs are highly unsustainable
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